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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #15
The one I used has password security for everything but printing. It was allowed. And this method took off security on everything.


However, I was using chrome on a PC and printing through PDF writer. I could see how the transparency thing could be an issue.


Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #16
Even for opening? Because on my test file Chrome (on a mac) asked for the password before it would open it.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.

Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #17
Yes, but like I said, it was on the PC, I don't have chrome on my Mac, only Firefox, and it wouldn't even load on Firefox, just remained a blank page.



Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #18
Let's not get too successful. Don't want the custy's to get bright ideas about the locked proofs WE send THEM. You guys at big shops prolly don't have the problem of people trying to take proof files to other printers, but the smaller guys do.
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #19
I still just use freemypdf.com
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #22
hotdog!

I went back to the PDFKEY site to see if they had any new features and found their sister product...

https://pdfextractor-app.com/en/

Now that's a utility!

Very nice  :smiley:

Was fantasising about this being built in to InDesign only last week.  Make it happen Adobe !
Right now I do this by stripping out the pics with PhotoShop, Copy + Pasting the text in Acrobat which also identifies the fonts, and using Illustrator to isolate any vector items I might need.
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Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #23
hotdog!

I went back to the PDFKEY site to see if they had any new features and found their sister product...

https://pdfextractor-app.com/en/

Now that's a utility!

Very nice  :smiley:

Was fantasising about this being built in to InDesign only last week.  Make it happen Adobe !
Right now I do this by stripping out the pics with PhotoShop, Copy + Pasting the text in Acrobat which also identifies the fonts, and using Illustrator to isolate any vector items I might need.

Wow, you really are a Studio Monkey!

Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #24
On a Mac I just open the PDF with preview then export as PDF. I get an unlocked PDF, never had it not work but it is not something I am dealing with every day.

Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #25
So in other words, Adobe's pdf security is not very secure at all.....

Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #26
Nope.
Besides the websites, we have a free app called pdf unlock that works too.

I once freaked a bank dude out because I unlocked a contract pdf and added to it. He was blown away!
BUT YOU CAN'T DO THAT!!!  :rotf:

Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #27
On a Mac I just open the PDF with preview then export as PDF. I get an unlocked PDF, never had it not work but it is not something I am dealing with every day.

Yes... We did the same for years. It's an OSX bug from a while ago. Then they fixed it. Maybe it's come back.

 

Re: Locked PDF - for what it's worth

Reply #28
Just be careful. OSX/Preview can butcher a PDF with transparency.
Mac OS 10.12 Sierra | Prinergy 7.5 | Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 | Two Luscher XPose 160 CTP units

Prepress: One who does precision guess work based on unreliable data provided by those of questionable knowledge.